Our cell map technology accelerates your analysis.

We revolutionize the way biomedical data is used today. Read more.


We develop a technology that makes your data useful again. We efficiently integrate the plethora of available data to a universal cell map, giving you easy access to accelerate your analysis. We work on launching a product that provides simple, transparent and fast access to the cell map. Ultimately, our goal is to help you harvest all your data to identify biomarkers and drug targets for personalized therapies.

You struggle with slow and tedious data analysis, because of fragmented and complex data.

Our universal cell map connects and structures your data.

You get more results in a fast and reproducible way.

Who we are

knowing01 is a pre-seed startup from the Institute for Computational Biology at the Helmholtz Zentrum München.

Our business idea was sparked by the desire to make a contribution to research by accelerating discoveries in the field of Life Sciences. In December of 2015 we received the m4 award granted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Bavaria and managed by Bio-M. In fall 2017 we took part in the EIT Health LaunchLab.

Dr. Nikola Müller

Founder & CEO – Nikola is driven by a keen interest to integrate all data.

Katrin Schuler

CCO – Katrin combines business expertise with passion for driving value for clients.

Tanya Kozel

Tech Lead – Tanya connects our vision with today’s best software technologies.


Fabian Theis – Mentor and scientific advisor
Director of ICB, Professor for Mathematics at TUM

Annette C. Leonhard-MacDonald – Mentor
CEO at Leonhard-MacDonald Ventures GmbH

Worth knowing


Meet us in the startup village at the BioData World congress 2019.

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Entrepreneurship Journey

Nikola presented our journey from science to spin-off at the Life Science Factory in Göttingen.

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knowing01 participates in the 2017 EIT Health LaunchLab accelerator program in Delft.

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Martin holds challenge for knowing01 and Neo4j at Innovative Healthcare Hackathon in May 2017.

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Nikola and Fabian in interview about starting start ups from science at Forum UnternehmerTUM 2017.

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Martin and Gökçen Eraslan giving a talk at PyCon 2016 on “Deep modeling of DNA sequences”.

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Martin giving a talk at CodeNode conference London 2016 on “Big Data in Genomics: How Neo4j helps to develop new drugs”.

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M4 Award

M4 award pre-seed funding award ceremony at Residenz Munich in December 2015.

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Customer cases

knowing depression

Using the cell map we link genome-wide association studies with gene expression and DNA methylation to identify common molecular patterns of depression. We store all multi-dimensional omics data sets and uncover new relationships.

Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry
Prof. Elisabeth Binder, Department for Translational Research in Psychiatry

knowing skin diseases

With our knowing01 technology we store expression patterns of several skin diseases for fast and comprehensive analysis. We aim to identify unique molecular features for psoriasis and eczema.

Technische Universität München
Prof. Kilian Eyerich, Department of Dermatology, Rechts der Isar


We are currently seeking for motivated talents and offer job opportunities to expand our team. If you are interested to work in an agile startup at the interface of life science and big data and wish to build a business from the very beginning send us a short motivation statement and CV.


Phone +49 89 74678081

knowing01 GmbH
c/o Nikola Müller
Am Stadtpark 66
D-81243 München

Network & Funding

Helmholtz-Zentrum München unternehmerTUM Science 4 Life BioM